You wouldn’t believe how much easier it is to find classes in other buildings using the GPS-based mapping tool in the m.UW app. It exists for both iOS and Android. It has other functions too, like a full course catalog and UW news, but the map is what I use most.
Not all courses offered every term (long-term course “outlook” available for download from here: http://ischool.uw.edu/courses/schedules)Though we don’t have individual advisors, professors are often happy to talk with/give informal advice, particularly if you share common interests. Check out their individual bios and websites. UW course catalog for all departments: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/
Subject guides: LIS (http://guides.lib.washington.edu/libraryscience) & IM (http://guides.lib.washington.edu/informationmanagement)ResearchWorks: http://researchworks.lib.washington.edu/Research101:http://www.lib.washington.edu/uwill/research101/LIS Periodicals: http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/LibrarySci/dr/eljnl.htmlHow Do I?: SHORT VIDEO TUTORIALS ON finding resources, citation, using databases, staying current, using Google, etc. (http://guides.lib.washington.edu/howdoi)
Many study rooms available in various libraries for group meetings either to reserve in advance or on first come, first serve basis
RossPaper or electronic, make sure you keep it up to date. Put every event that interests you on your personal calendar. There are tons of events that you will see both within the iSchool and hosted by other departments – you will forget if you don’t act fast!Ross can also do this!
RossMGH - Many rooms usually available on 2nd floor just by walking around (not to reserve)Benefits of and resources in catalyst?Ross will do it!
RossSome great resources: Tufte v. Spool and Guy Kawasaki
Anyone can start a group. Examples are…
Other job lists to check/subscribe to?Ideas/desires for things to see at career weekFree workshops offered by career centerIA/UX meetups… other events?
ASIS&T Tips and Tricks, 2010
Tips & Tricks<br />American Society for Information <br />Science & TechnologyUW Chapter<br />
First Days<br />Use the m.UW mobile app<br />Bus Delays - OneBusAway.org (app available)<br />Get to know your classmates/cohort<br />Figure out system for note-taking, organizing files and emails ASAP so you can focus on your studies<br />asis+tuw<br />
Classes<br />Get inside information before registering<br />Peer feedback - talk to us! <br />Review past course evaluations<br />http://ischool.uw.edu/courses/evaluations<br />https://www.washington.edu/cec/l-toc.html<br />Registration starts earlier than you think (have those SLN numbers ready!)<br />Develop and maintain a relationship with your student services advisor<br />Read about professors and their areas of interest/research<br />http://webserv.ischool.uw.edu/directory/faculty/<br />Take advantage of courses available in other departments<br />Evans (MPA), Jackson (International), DXARTS, Engineering (Computer Science, HCDE), Foster (Business), Communications (MCDM)<br />asis+tuw<br />
Textbooks<br />Online discount vendors<br />Half.com, Amazon.com,Powells.comAddall.com (navigate to the OOP search)<br />MLIS Textbook Exchange (Catalyst Tool)<br />UW-Bookstore rents books! http://rent.ubookstore.com/<br />Share with a classmate/PDF important chapters<br />Scanners available to check out in Suzzallo & Allen<br />Use the reserve copy (usually in Odegaard)<br />asis+tuw<br />
Libraries<br />Spend time in the Z’s!<br />Make sure to have some $$ on your Husky card for last-minute assignment printing, soda machines, Suzzallo Market, etc.<br />Make use of the plethora of tools available from the library’s website<br />Subject guides for department-specific researching<br />ResearchWorks Service<br />Tutorials (i.e., Research101, How Do I…?)<br />Computer workshops in Odegaard(http://www.washington.edu/lst/workshops/)<br />Carrels available to reserve at Suzzallo<br />asis+tuw<br />
Studying<br />Reading groups<br />More reading than 1 person can do alone break it up!<br />3-5 people is ideal<br />Create a Catalyst GoPost, Google Doc or other collaboration tool and post reading summaries<br />Meet once a week to discuss/share<br />Find a favorite study spot<br />Don’t be afraid to use another department’s library<br />Dozens of local coffee shops<br />Odegaard open 24 hrs/day 6 days/week<br />asis+tuw<br />
Organization<br />Citation Resources<br />Connotea, Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote<br />Cloud Space <br />Make friends with your H drive<br />Dropbox.com, Windows Live SkyDrive, etc.<br />Calendar <br />Use it frequently!<br />Bookmarks<br />Delicious.com<br />Google<br />asis+tuw<br />
Group Work<br />Study rooms available to reserve in libraries (http://ow.ly/2Leoo)<br />Be a Catalyst super-user<br />MGH 440 is a “Team Computer Lab” (talking permitted)<br />Research Commons in Allen South<br />Online tools<br />Google groups/docs<br />SharePoint<br />Doodle (meeting scheduling)<br />PBWorks<br />Exchange contact information!<br />asis+tuw<br />
Presenting Tips<br />Philosophy<br />Slide-as-notes vs. Slide-as-aid <br />Keep. It. Simple.<br />Terse slides, consistent visuals, no animation ever.<br />Keep the audience on you.<br />Technology<br />Suck it up: PowerPoint<br />Don’t abuse it! <br />Prezi if you must<br />asis+tuw<br />
Presenting Tips<br />Technique<br />Look at your audience! <br />(Bridge of nose is best.)<br />Leave the podium!<br />Be brief.<br />Etiquette<br />Open with: Introductions, T. of C., Recap<br />Handoff between presenters<br />End every presentation the same way: “Thank you. Any questions?”<br />asis+tuw<br />
Student Leadership<br />Groups abound (iServe, iBros, iBallers, iHike, IUGA, et al)<br />Anyone can… <br />Reserve MGH 310 & 420 for meetings or events<br />Start a listserv<br />Create a special interest group <br />Get official iSchool recognition<br />Find sponsorship<br />asis+tuw<br />
Jobs/Internships/DFWs/Capstone/Culminating Experiences<br />Subscribe to iStuJobs/iProJobs<br />Get to know your favorite faculty members<br />Check the Husky jobs website<br />https://washington-csm.symplicity.com/students/<br />The Career Center is in MGH! <br />http://careers.washington.edu/<br />http://tinyurl.com/ischooljobsautumn (Autumn events)<br />Career Week in January (hosted by ASIS&T) <br />GSA openings are announced each Spring & Summer<br />Schmooze!<br />asis+tuw<br />
Cashing In<br />Use the IMA (you already pay for it!)<br />Tons of free software<br />UWare – http://uw.edu/uware/<br />MS Office<br />Windows 7<br />MSDNAA - http://tinyurl.com/ischoolmsdnaa<br />MS Project & Visio<br />OneNote<br />Visual Studio<br />Expression Suite and many more MS softwares…<br />Take classes at the ASUW Experimental College! http://www.exco.org/<br />asis+tuw<br />
Additional Resources<br />Practical Technology Advice from Students<br />https://courses.washington.edu/mlisprep/blog/2010/09/practical-technology-advice-from-students/<br />iPrep Video Tutorials<br />https://courses.washington.edu/mlisprep/blog/<br />
asis+tuw: asistuw.org<br />American Society for Information Science and Technology<br />asis+t national:<br />asist.org<br />asis+tuw<br />